The WSMA Dyad Leadership Course is a month-long course with three live
educational workshop days. This course is intended for physicians and
their administrative dyad partners who wish to improve team function and
achieve greater operational success within their clinical system.
Safe, cost-effective, and quality care can only be achieved when
physicians and administrators are strong partners in leadership. Forging
such a partnership effectively connects the culture of patient care with
the culture of business, yielding better outcomes and real change.
Teamwork is necessary to achieve better outcomes. Having the
whole team on the same page for the
right reasons is crucial to drive real change.
The WSMA Dyad Leadership Course is designed as a working “retreat”
focusing on three aspects of leadership development:
This WSMA Dyad Leadership Course develops leadership knowledge and skills
based on the ongoing operational needs of the physician and their
administrative partner. The course is adapted to fit the specific clinical
culture of participating teams. At the end of the course, participants
will have a greater understanding of how to enhance leadership and
operational success within their clinical system.
The 2022 Dyad Leadership Course will be held Oct. 14-Nov. 18. The live
sessions will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15. Course
participants will then have one month, finishing with a third live session
on Friday, Nov. 18. The max capacity for the course is 20 participants, or
10 dyads. Individuals or group/system teams are encouraged to apply. The
tuition for the course is: WSMA Member: $3,000/dyad; Non-member:
This course is led by Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA,
professor emeritus in the departments of psychiatry and behavioral
sciences and health services at the University of Washington in
Seattle and senior physician advisor for the WSMA Center for
To register for the WSMA Dyad Leadership Course, physicians must have
completed the WSMA Physician Leadership Course or be on a leadership track
within their practice or organization. Learn more about the
Physician Leadership Course.
Questions? Contact Monica Salgaonkar at 206.956.3641 or
Refunds are available for live event registration depending on when the
refund is requested in relation to the start of the course.
WSMA reserves the right to cancel the course. If so, preregistered participants will be notified and full refunds provided. No-shows will receive no refund. Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. A participant may transfer registration one time to the next available course if space permits. All subsequent transfers of registration will incur a change fee of $250. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment.
For in-person courses, the WSMA cannot be held responsible for other costs
or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines,
travel agencies, or hotels.
The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical
education for physicians.
The WSMA designates this Other (blended course of live and enduring
material) activity for a maximum of 24
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the
credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the
This activity meets the criteria for up to 24 hour(s) of Category I
CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington
State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes
participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to
earn up to:
It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant
completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM or
ABP MOC credit.
The content of this activity is not related to products or services of
an ACCME-defined commercial interest; therefore no one in control of
content has a relevant financial relationship to disclose and there is
no potential for conflicts of interest.